Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Restaurant reviews: Persimmon and Kri Kri Greek Restaurant (Christmas functions)


Phone: 03 8620 2434
Location: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Overall Impression: 7/10

It’s the first week of December but Christmas celebrations have started as early as mid-November for me. The first one was a cocktail party at Persimmon at NGV. 

As far as function finger food went it was brilliant. The night featured an array of delicious items including freshly-shucked oysters served with Japanese seaweed salad, perfectly battered calamari and lovely desserts including the above pictured raspberry soufflé. What a great start to the festive season!

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Kri Kri Mezethopoleion

Phone: 03 9639 3444
Location: 41 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cuisine: Greek
Overall Impression: 7/10
Named after the Cretan mountain goat found on the island of Crete in Greece, Kri Kri celebrates Greek cuisine with authentic and fresh food in a relaxed environment.

Mixed Dips - Varied dips
Piperies Xithantes - Marinated roasted peppers

We had their “Dinner Banquet #1”. 

Saganaki - Grilled Kefalograviera cheese with lemon
Octopothi - Chargrilled octopus
Giganthes - Lima beans braised with tomato and onion
Calamari Lemonato - Deep fried lemon marinated calamari
Loukanika - Grilled spicy pork and orange sausage
Patates Sto Fourno - Oven baked potatoes with lemon and oregano
Elleniki Salata - Greek salad
Keftethes - Chargrilled meatballs
Kotopoulo Scaras - Chargrilled chicken skewers

It was the perfect casual Christmas venue. Everyone was very pleased with the food – everything tasted fresh, authentic and was flavoursome. The servings were incredibly generous - most of us struggled getting out of our seats after our meal! The waitstaff were polite and helpful (although the service was a tad slow).

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